October 7, 2015 | By Megan Cheung |
With the temperatures dropping, this can only mean one thing: it’s time to pick your winter vacation destination. If you haven’t discovered Los Cabos already, or if you need a quick refresher of just how wonderful it is, read on. Here are 6 reasons why Los Cabos is your dream winter escape.
1) Los Cabos is endless summer.
Want to know what an average 350 days of sunshine each year feels like? Experience it first-hand by spending a day, or several, at a Los Cabos beach. To kick your vacation into high gear, visit Medano Beach – a lively hotspot with plenty of beachfront bars, restaurants, watersports and local vendors. For a more quiet and secluded setting, pack a picnic lunch and head to Chileno Beach. It’s a 15-minute taxi drive from downtown, a popular hangout among locals, and a fantastic place for snorkeling.
2) Los Cabos is pageant-winning beautiful.
We’ve always had a soft spot for natural beauties and let us tell you, Los Cabos is definitely a stunner. Located at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, where the desert meets the sea, the views are nothing short of spectacular. Besides gorgeous landscapes and aquamarine water, there’s the iconic El Arco at Land’s End. This giant arch rock formation is a sightseeing must in Cabo! Get there by water taxi, glass-bottom boat, or take a sunset cruise. Pro tip: bask in the sun at neighbouring Playa del Amor (Lover's Beach) like the nearby sea lions.
3) Los Cabos is hobby heaven.
From golf to sport fishing, to adrenaline-pumping water activities, there’s always something to do in Los Cabos. For veteran golfers or even beginners, there’s the challenge of championship courses designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf, and Greg Norman. For avid anglers, there’s an abundance of black, blue, and striped marlin in the Sea of Cortez (nicknamed Marlin Alley); join an experienced crew and you’ll likely encounter dorado, snapper, tuna, whales, dolphins and more.
4) Los Cabos is art treasure galore.
If you have an appreciation for art and craftsmanship, prepare to find truly unique pieces in Los Cabos. Visit a glass blowing factory and you’ll have a front row seat to watch the artisans work. From margarita glasses to hummingbird figurines, you probably won’t leave empty-handed. For a memorable evening, we recommend checking out the Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo. Happening every Thursday night from November to June, it’s a great way to meet local artists. Start in the music-filled main square and then stroll along the cobblestone side streets. There, you’ll find charming art galleries open late – and some even offer wine!
5) Los Cabos is family-friendly.
Travelling with kids? Los Cabos is your no-stress holiday destination. The trick is to stay at a resort that caters specifically to families, such as the Royal Solaris Los Cabos or the Holiday Inn Resort Los Cabos. Both resorts offer supervised kids programs and as an extra perk, both belong to our PLAY collection of hotels. This means kids stay, play and eat for free, and everyone gets an exclusive flight experience; pre-boarding privileges, free seat selection and a $10 in-flight meal voucher.
6) Los Cabos is downright romantic.
Planning a special getaway for two? Los Cabos is the perfect backdrop. Not to mention it has a selection of spa resorts, where you can relax with a couple’s massage before dining by candlelight. Our top picks are the Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa and the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos; both resorts underwent extensive renovations and are newly re-opened. If you really want to heat things up, opt for the adults-only Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort. Bonus: All 3 resorts come with our Price Drop Guarantee – meaning you can get up to $800 cash back per couple if the price of your vacation package drops.
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